Opt in to clear-text network traffic

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 66

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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
3 months ago
3 months ago

People

(Reporter: JanH, Assigned: JanH)

Tracking

Trunk
Firefox 66
All
Android
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox66 fixed)

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Description

3 months ago

We're mostly using our own network stack, so I'm not sure to what extent that even matters, although on the other hand some parts (most notably maybe favicon handling) do go through Android's network stack and given that we are a browser and users want to access arbitrary pages it's clear that we need to do this.

This should be as easy as adding

android:usesCleartextTraffic="true"

to our app manifest.

(Assignee)

Updated

3 months ago
Assignee: nobody → jh+bugzilla
(Assignee)

Comment 1

3 months ago
Needs to be explicitly declared in case we start targeting Android P.
It's unclear to what extent this is really required when *not* using Android's
network stack directly, but at least with Firefox, some things definitively use
it, e.g. favicons. As we're a browser, we need to allow access to arbitrary
pages, so just generally white-list it.

Comment 2

3 months ago
Pushed by mozilla@buttercookie.de:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/b45954a2a5b8
Allow clear-text network traffic in Android manifest. r=nalexander

Comment 3

3 months ago
bugherder
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 66
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